After nearly 100 years SF mortuary is alive and kicking

first_imgLocked away in the basement safe at the Duggan Welch funeral home on 17th street are old record books, some dating back to the days when the mortuary carried out funeral processions by horse and carriage. Steven Welch, the current owner, flipped through the pages. The earliest books are in his great-grandfather’s cursive. Later documents are in his grandmother’s handwriting and then his father’s and, finally, his own.After nearly 100 years in business — its centennial anniversary is officially next year — Duggan Welch Mortuary remains one of longest-enduring mortuaries on what once used to be a corridor of funeral homes. The records are a kind of family history, as well as a story of a changing San Francisco. Discharged from the military in 1900, Welch’s great-grandfather, William Duggan, found a regular gig driving a horse and carriage in San Francisco for Henrietta Hagan, the daughter of a funeral-parlor owner on Valencia Street. 0% Tags: valencia street Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img Duggan and Hagan eventually married, and Duggan entered Hagan’s family trade, opening his own funeral home in 1918 at 1234 Valencia St., now Yoga Tree. Over the next couple of decades, the street would become a corridor for preparing the dead. A trolley ran down Valencia all the way to Daly City to transport funeral processions to cemeteries outside the city. The train cars had special compartments for placing caskets and flowers, making Valencia an ideal location for a mortuary. In the 1930s, the obituary section of the San Francisco Chronicle listed the Suhr and Wiebolt funeral home at 1465 Valencia St., near 26th; the mortuary of Barry and McDonald at 770 Valencia St.; St Anderson’s, on Valencia and 25th, and several others.Duggan purchased the funeral home’s current location in 1931. Before that, the building at the corner of Albion and 17th streets belonged to the Home Telephone company.In the early days, daily life at the funeral home had its peculiarities. A brick factory on San Jose Avenue had collapsed during the 1906 earthquake, and even in 1918 people were still chipping away at the mortar, trying to salvage the brick. According to family lore, the noise went on for years.Then there were the large, long-limbed greyhounds in the building’s backyard. William Duggan loved racing the dogs and owned several of them. One of them, Garyowen, won first honors at a 1923 race.Welch said that Duggan was known for taking the dogs onto the building’s flat roof, where they would play catch for exercise.Once, according to family legend, someone stole one of the dogs, and when Duggan figured out who it was, he took the man to court. Since both men claimed ownership of the greyhound, the judge had them stand on either end of the courthouse and released the dog to see whom it would run to.It came straight for Duggan.Duggan also became something of a local hero when he organized free funerals for two shipyard workers killed during the 1934 General Strike. He walked next to the carriage carrying the bodies as it meandered down Market Street, where residents gathered to protest the killings.The home eventually passed on to Duggan’s daughter, Leticia Welch, then to her son, and finally, to Steven Welch, Duggan’s great-grandchild, who is 53.The trolley stopped running sometime in the 1940s, and by the late 1980s, most of the funeral homes on Valencia Street were gone, bought by larger companies or closed because of competition, according to Welch. In those days, the obituary sections of the local newspapers often directed people to funeral homes outside of city limits.As a young boy, Welsh had little interest in the family business. His dad was always working, and his school friends made fun of the fact that the family used their van to transport dead people. It was only when he went off the college that he felt the urge to learn the trade and studied at the San Francisco College for Mortuary Science. Nowadays, the closest mortuary school is in Sacramento.Funeral homes across the Bay Area are run by other descendants of William and Henrietta Duggan, including Driscoll’s Valencia St. Serra Mortuary near 26th Street, and another in Daly City.As a child, Welch did not know his Daly City relatives. Now, in adulthood, he has met them. Still, he said, shrugging: They are competitors.The public assumes it’s an easy industry. “People say, ‘Oh you never run out of business,’” Welch said. But staying afloat has been hard at times. In the ’60s and ’70s, business slowed as many of the Irish and Italian families who had served as the funeral home’s primary customer base left the city. Today, the city’s traffic makes it hard for the limousines of a funeral procession to reach the cemeteries south of San Francisco. “When I was younger, there were many months when I didn’t get paid,” Welch said. “That was how it was.”Although business is better, most of Welch’s income comes from properties he has developed. He continues to run the funeral home out of love of the trade.Welch is unsure how they will commemorate the business’s 100-year anniversary. He is thinking there will be an event to thank the families, friends and other supporters.As for whether Duggan Welch Funeral Services will stay in the family, he’s unsure. He has two daughters, but he doesn’t want to pressure them to take over. His niece, however, recently joined his staff. last_img read more

Officials discuss officerinvolved shooting in the Castro with residents

first_img 0% Just after midnight on Nov. 1, two foot-patrol officers assigned to the Castro were alerted to a suspicious vehicle. A witness walked them to the vehicle, occupied by one person. One officer ordered the suspect out of the vehicle, and that’s when the suspect began shooting at both officers. One officer returned fire and struck the suspect. The suspect was detained and taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Sesar Valadez, a 32-year-old Hispanic male from Hayward, California, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest and an outstanding warrant in Alameda County. Sheehy said police had key witnesses who had not yet been interviewed. Other information is being withheld, including the names of the officers involved and the body-worn camera footage from the event.   SFPD Mission Station captain Gaetano Caltagirone reassured everyone in the room that he was doing everything he could to make people in the community feel safe. He is committed to increasing the number of foot patrols in the area covered by Mission Station, in the Castro specifically. “They want to be on the beat and that’s what you want — officers who want to be out there on the street,” Caltagirone said. “This way they get to know the people, the residents, the community and the bad guys.” People in the crowd clapped.Public comment was brief, and many stood up to thank the officers for the visibly increased presence of foot patrol officers in the Mission. “I wish we didn’t have another incident in the Castro on Halloween, but we did,” said a lifelong resident of the area. He ended the public comment by echoing the appreciation of the rest of the crowd: “keep up the good work,” he said. Some 50 residents attended Wednesday night’s town hall meeting in the Castro to hear from the officers and officials investigating the Halloween night officer-involved shooting at 18th and Diamond streets.“What we want to accomplish today is transparency for this investigation,” said District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy. Officers lined the walls of the small room. At the head of the room were photos of the location of the shooting, the weapons used in the shooting and where the weapons were found. Captain Valerie Matthews of the SFPD major crimes division described the details.center_img Tags: police • police shooting • SFPD Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

The two sides are separated by just a point on the

first_imgThe two sides are separated by just a point on the league ladder and so the match is crucial for Keiron Cunningham’s men as they enter the busy Easter period.Saints beat Warrington last time they were at home whilst Huddersfield lost to Castleford on their travels at the weekend.Tickets for the clash are now on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.The game will kick off at 8pm.last_img

CUE celebrates 23 years

first_img Today, more than 15,000 registered volunteers across the nation are involved.Caison said even with the organization’s success there is still work to be done for the future.“We’re excited because when you look back on 23 years you’ve seen really how far you’ve come. We have so many new programs, so many different things we’re doing to aid families of the missing that are left behind,” Caison said.Related Article: Black History: Chef Rhodes is making his mark on Wilmington one meal at a timeCUE has an event at the end of October to continue raising support for families of the missing and unsolved murders. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — 23-years and counting, today the CUE Center for Missing Persons is celebrating their past success.Community united effort founded by Monica Caison started almost a quarter of a century ago with only seventy-six dollars.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Hope Charity Weekend kicks off

first_img Nearly 200 people attended the very first luncheon for the organization. All in hopes of raising money and awareness for a great cause.“When you’re going through struggles in your life and it doesn’t matter how much money you have, or lack of money that you have, when you’re diagnosed with that cancer it’s overwhelming,” Hope Abounds Director of Development, Penny Millis said. “Where do I go? What do I do? And Hope Abounds comes along side of them to provide that advocacy, navigating them through that journey.”The keynote speaker for this afternoon’s event was Stuart Stout, whose daughter’s final wish was to fulfill the wishes of 155 other children battling a life-threatening illness. His daughter’s wish was granted, click here to read more.Related Article: Rescue takes in blind horse, its BFF donkey from Florence flood zoneFor more on Hope Abounds’ events this weekend, click here. 00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not foundhttps://cdn.field59.com/WWAY/1506131172-8983ff77c4bc2bd49cc3b1badc44150a33ae5d06_fl9-720p.mp4 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hope Abounds, an organization designed to help children, teens, and women battling cancer, kicked off a weekend full of hope today.Starting with a Champion of Hope Luncheon, emceed by our very own Randy Aldridge, honoring ten doctors in the medical field of oncology Friday morning.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington and New Hanover County considering lawsuit against opioid contributors

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Opioids are the leading cause of death for people under 50. That is why two local governments are joining forces against the opioid epidemic.New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington announced a partnership to fight against the epidemic. This could lead to legal action against those who contributed to the opioid epidemic which includes drug distributors.- Advertisement – “Things are happening and these are important steps that we’ve taken in our community. But taking legal action to make the perpetrators pay for the damage they’ve inflicted is necessary,” New Hanover Commissioner, Woody White said..White and Mayor Bill Saffo said Wilmington is ground zero for the crisis.“Wilmington has the highest opioid related abuse rate in the nation. In the entire nation. Almost 12 percent of our population according to one nation wide study,” Saffo said.Related Article: Woman wanted for reportedly making false report in hit-and-runWhite also said according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, opioid related deaths have increased by 73% in 10 years. In New Hanover county, the number of deaths doubled over the past decade.“New Hanover County is struggling with the toll that this opioid abuse is taking on our community, our public resources and and we must be proactive as we combat this epidemic,” White said.New Hanover County commissioners and Wilmington City Council will each consider a resolution, which includes filing a lawsuit, to take the necessary steps to beat this issue together.Commissioners will meet Monday to consider the resolution. City Council meets next Wednesday since the election is on Tuesday.last_img read more

Wreaths are up on the streets of Wilmington

first_img Getting the city in the holly jolly spirit take some time, which is why they do it so far in advance. While it might look like Christmas in Downtown Wilmington, it doesn’t quite feel like it. But when will it? Christmas wreaths are now up all around town as the Christmas season slowly approaches. (Photo: Basil John/ WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tis the season. Just as you are getting over Halloween, Downtown Wilmington is preparing for Christmas with wreaths.It may not feel like the holiday season outside quite yet, but the city of Wilmington has already put Christmas wreaths downtown. The city puts them up each year on November 1.- Advertisement – last_img

Woman arrested for shooting gun in downtown Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A woman was arrested and charged Thursday after police say she shot a pellet gun at others and damaged a business.According to a Wilmington Police spokeswoman, police were flagged down at the Family Fare convenience store/Shell gas station at 502 N. 3rd St. around 2:10 p.m.- Advertisement – Officers learned that a woman, identified as Destiny Nobles, 25, pointed and shot a pellet gun at strangers after they insulted her. Police said she missed when shooting and hit a glass window of the business.Police said Nobles admitted to the crime. She was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm in city limits, going armed to the terror of the public, assault by pointing a gun, concealed carry without a permit and injury to real property. Nobles was placed under a $5,000 bond.last_img read more

Volunteers pack more than 100000 meals for hungry kids

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Imagine packing 100,000 meals in an hour. Hundreds of volunteers made it happen Thursday in an effort to make sure children in need in New Hanover County have healthy meals.“Now, we have to show up today, just sweat it out, wear these beautiful hairnets and set a record by packing 100,000 meals in an hour,” Steve McCrossan, NourishNC executive director, said.- Advertisement – It’s a rush for hundreds and thousands of kids.More than 500 employees with Live Oak Bank worked together to pack 100,000 lunches in just one hour at the Wilmington Convention Center thanks to NourishNC and the organization Pack Shack.For every 10,000 meals packed they rang a gong. McCrossan says it’s exciting to see so many people wanting to help.Related Article: United Way teams up with Nourish NC to feed federal workers“It’s great when you can have fun, dance, sing along, but also feed hungry children right here, where you know Live Oak is headquartered, and where we all live work and play,” McCrossan said. “It’s cool that we can have fun, but hunger and food insecurity aren’t a joke and we’re happy that they’re packing 100,000 meals today. And that gong means another 10,000 meals”Many of the workers enjoyed their time as well. KrisiAnn Jackson was happy she could help so many kids in the area.“We can make one meal make a difference for a little kid and his family then I feel like we’ve done a huge feet,” Jackson said.She think this should happen more often.“I would love to do this all the time,” Jackson said. “I think all of us would because it does make such a difference. I was just thinking about that, how an impact of one hour can make on a community. We would always be willing to offer up an hour of our time to do this.”They broke their target and made 106,500 meals! McCrossan says the food packed from this event will help feed kids all year long.last_img read more

CFPUA issues travel advisory at Wrightsville Ave near Dawson St for sewer

first_img CFPUA sent out a release about the work around 9 a.m. The utility said the travel advisory began immediately and was expected to last eight hours. There is no impact to the asphalt.Get real-time traffic updates from Operation GridlockCFPUA says the repair has been coordinated with Duke Progress to secure the power pole in the work zone.Related Article: Highway Patrol identifies driver killed in fiery FedEx crashDrivers are asked to use caution when driving in this location. Map of a CFPUA travel advisory issued for Wrightsville Ave. on Aug. 29, 2018. (Photo: CFPUA/Google Earth) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Expect delays if you’re driving in the area of Wrightsville Ave. and Dawson St. in Wilmington today.CFPUA says its crews are doing a sewer main repair. CFPUA crews will shift the outer southbound lane to a single lane of travel at 2182 Wrightsville Ave., which is near Dawson St.- Advertisement – last_img read more

US ambassador urges China to talk to the Dalai Lama

first_imgWhatsApp SharePrint FILE PHOTO: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives for his visit to the Tibet Institute Rikon in Rikon, Switzerland September 21, 2018. REUTERS/ Arnd WiegmannFILE PHOTO: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives for his visit to the Tibet Institute Rikon in Rikon, Switzerland September 21, 2018. REUTERS/ Arnd Wiegmann China should hold talks with Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad told Chinese officials during a trip to the Himalayan region where he criticised Beijing for interfering in religious freedom.Branstad visited Tibet last week, the first such trip by a U.S. ambassador since 2015, amid escalating trade and diplomatic tension between the two countries.His visit followed the passing of a U.S. law in December that requires the United States to deny visas to Chinese officials in charge of implementing policies that restrict access to Tibet for foreigners, legislation that was denounced by China.Branstad met Chinese government officials and Tibetan religious and cultural figures, and “raised our long-standing concerns about lack of consistent access” to Tibet, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said in an emailed statement on Saturday.“He encouraged the Chinese government to engage in substantive dialogue with the Dalai Lama or his representatives, without preconditions, to seek a settlement that resolves differences,” an embassy spokeswoman said.“He also expressed concerns regarding the Chinese government’s interference in Tibetan Buddhists’ freedom to organise and practise their religion,” she said.Beijing sent troops into remote, mountainous Tibet in 1950 in what it officially terms a peaceful liberation and has ruled there with an iron fist ever since.The Dalai Lama fled to India in early 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, and Beijing still brands him a dangerous separatist. China says its leaders have the right to approve his successor, as a legacy from China’s emperors.But the 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate monk, who lives in exile in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamshala, has said that his incarnation could be found in India after he dies, and that any other successor named by China would not be respected.Tibetan tradition holds that the soul of a senior Buddhist monk is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death.Tibet’s Communist Party secretary, Wu Yingjie, told Branstad how China had made “huge achievements” in “guaranteeing  according to law” religious freedom and traditional culture in Tibet, the official Tibet Daily newspaper said late on Saturday.Wu added that he “sincerely welcomed more American friends to visit” the region.China’s Foreign Ministry said last week that China hoped the ambassador would not take any “prejudices” with him on the trip.In December, China criticised the United States for passing the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, which seeks to promote access to Tibet for U.S. diplomats and other officials, journalists and other citizens by denying U.S. entry for Chinese officials deemed responsible for restricting access to Tibet.The U.S. government is required to begin denying visas by the end of this year.center_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Watch Archbishop was saved by a sex abuse victim

first_img SharePrint WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img Archbishop Scicluna while answering question during RTK’s programme Follow-up  said that he himself was helped, perhaps his life saved, by oa victim of sex abuse whose testimony he was listening to during his mission to Chile.Archbishop Scicluna said that while in Chile he was not feeling well and was in pain. The abuse victim who was now a medical consultant, after asking a number of questions to the Archbishop advised him to immediately go to hospital for tests. Scicluna heeded the advice and following tests the hospital personnel said that he needed an operation.Emotional meeting with Chilean clergy for Archbishop SciclunaVictims relive the abuse experienceAny minor who has been abused by priest or religious  will automatically relive this horrible experience when he grows up and has children. Archbishop Charles Scicluna said this while being interviewed by Fr. Joe Borg during the programme Follow Up broadcast on RTK103FM.Mgr. Scicluna, the Pope’s closest collaborator in the Church’s strivings against sex abuse, spoke at length about his meetings with victims of sexual abuse. Scicluna said that this was a difficult experience during which he faced a lot of justifiable anger. He felt like a lightning rod on top of a building with all the anger being channeled at him as the representative of the institution that instead of taking care of victims preferred to protect its own reputation. He emphasized that this had been a mistaken strategy  as the Church could only protect its reputation if it cared for the victims.“Where was God?”An experience he would almost remember involved a Chilean man who was abused when he was 17 years old and recounted his experience during the Archbishop’s mission to Chile in February 2018.  He asked the Archbishop point blank “Where was God when I was being abused?”The Archbishop replied that God was suffering with him at that very moment as God was also being abused. Archbishop Scicluna cited the words of Jesus Christ who said that what is done with the least of man is done to him as well.Read more:“Where was God when I was being abused” – abuse victim asked Archbishop SciclunaAbuse in Chile: Archbishop Scicluna ends healing mission as he starts homeward journeyScicluna in Chile: “A mission without any precedent”“Abuse challenges faith in God”The Archbishop added that he was well aware that his words may not have necessary healed the man’s wounds as the effects of sexual abuse of minors by religious people are massive. Such abuse challenges the person’s trust  in other humans as well as one’s faith in God explained Archbishop Scicluna.The Archbishop also spoke about his meeting in New York with Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the victims of sexual abuse in Chile. After the meeting Crux said that the Archbishop cried with him.”To-day Crux has a wonderful relationship with Pope Francis and meets him whenever he is in Rome.”During his interview he also spoke about meetings he had with sexual abuse victims in Rome. Some groups were particularly vociferous. and who had wide support within the media. Describing the meetings with them as difficult due to their passionate anger at the church Mgr. Scicluna said that he understands their anger  as they had suffered a lot and justifiably felt that their childhood had been taken away from them.last_img read more

Gozo Minister congratulates Saliba for her gold in Abu Dhabi

first_imgMinister for Gozo Justyne Caruana expressed her praise towards the Gozitan athlete Maria Pia Saliba for her gold medal at the Special Olympics which were held in Abu Dhabi. Many others joined in to congratulate the athletes. These included Parliamentary Secretary for Active Aging Anthony Agius Decelis, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport Clifton Grima, as well as the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife. Maltese athletes have won 5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals. Maria Pia Saliba secured the first gold medal for Malta after she managed to win the 25 metre butterfly race in swimming. Ann Ebejer also secured gold in the 200 metre sprint. Another gold medal was won by the Maltese bowling team whilst the other gold medals came from cycling. The Maltese contingent also brought back two silver medals from table tennis and one from gymnastics. SharePrint WhatsAppcenter_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

LGs new Blade notebook hits the market

first_imgAdvertisement The P530 has a 15.6-inch LED LCD screen that offers outstanding features, which sets it apart from competitors in slimness, weight and material.“The Blade series is the fruition of many months of effort by LG engineers and designers to develop portable computers that deliver beyond the performance, looks and value that today’s consumers have come to expect,” says Michael Bang ,General Marketing Manager for LG Electronics South Africa.“By leveraging tomorrow’s technology and breakthrough design, LG will continually offer slim, beautiful notebooks that raise the bar in portable computing.” – Advertisement – The minimalists, sophisticated design of the P530 feature a super-slim LED LCD screen, bezel and body, creating a new style icon for fashion-forward consumers. The notebook’s new display technology, developed in collaboration with LG Display, allows the LED LCD screen to be incredibly thin while still delivering rich, sharp images. With a depth of 4.7mm, the screen of the P530 is up to 50 percent thinner than any other notebook in its class.Thanks to the second generation Intel Core i7 processor, the P530 boasts outstanding performance. Intel’s new quad-core processor is 20% and 50% faster than the previous generation Intel Core i7 processor and the second generation Intel Core i5 processor, respectively.The notebook also include NVIDIA Graphics GeForce GT520M – which boasts 50% better performance than integrated graphics cards – to deliver exciting, game-friendly graphics.The P530 include an array of multimedia features including a 1.3 HD webcam, SRS and DLNA technology to easily share and enjoy photos and videos with other DLNA-enabled devices.LG’s P530 Blade Series notebook will be available in South Africa from August 2011 at a recommended retail price of R7,000.Source: itnewsafricalast_img read more

5 and 9 the Brighton Line – All Aboard The Seagulls

first_imgBrighton v Crystal PalaceChampionship play-off semi final second legTIME: 7.45pm TV: SKYThe odds say Brighton are 59% likely to win tonight.That’s a bingo callers dream – 5 and 9 the Brighton line – choo choo.We can’t find the true origin of that saying. So, in Call My Bluff style it’s either:(1) The journey from London to Brighton used to take 59 minutes (can take LONGER these days – have you been on a Southern train recently?)or(2) The fare was 5 shillings and nine penceor(3) It was Engine 59 that was used on the journeyThat’s the wonder of the internet. All the answers are there – just some of them are incorrect.Anyway we digress. It is of course a huge night for our neighbours at Star Sports – the football club of Brighton and Hove Albion who are a minimum of 90 minutes away from facing Watford in a Wembley Final with a ticket for the Premier League at stake.The scenes at Vicarage Road were outrageous yesterday. A junior script writer for Roy Of The Rovers would have been castigated for being too fantastical if they’d come up with that sequence of events (See And Finally below).Tonight – they face arch-rivals Crystal Palace but the odds (59%) have turned in favour of The Seagulls after a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park on Friday and Palace have further problems as they are without their top scorer Glenn Murray who has a knee injury.Brighton boss Gus Poyet is likely to name an unchanged squad.Biggest shock is that tickets are still available – but only to Brighton supporters with a purchase history within the previous three seasons.The odds on a Brighton win in 90 minutes are much more tempting than the shorter odds about Brighton qualifying – if it goes to extra time we can see that favouring Palace.Brighton have to use their home advantage and get the job done inside 90 minutes.A winning goal on 59 minutes would do us nicely. Choo Choo.We landed the overs (just) in the Man U game yesterday. For a long time it looked as though those Swansea boys hadn’t read the script. Great farewell to Fergie though and his speech at the end was well delivered.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)5 points BRIGHTON to beat CRYSTAL PALACE in 90 minutes(-0.20 Sunday)Agree OR disagree? Call Star Sports on 08000 521 321 to place your bet.UNBELIEVABLE JEFF…..Just incredible….last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Southampton v Man U

first_imgPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 192.73 points(not including Premier League ante-post or cricket) This weekend is full of Derbies – tomorrow Chelsea play Fulham, followed by the North London and Merseyside Derbies – and at St Mary’s there’s another Derby, that of the under-fire managers.Jose Mourinho has taken much of the attention when it comes to managerial difficulties but at the wrong end of the Premier League table Mark Hughes is facing the door. He has not managed to get anything out of his Southampton side, with the Saints being one of just two sides without a home win this season.In front of their own fans, they’ve scored just four goals in six games and only goal difference keeps them above Cardiff and Fulham, who beat the Saints 3-2 last Saturday. That was a rare occasion when Stuart Armstrong’s double meant they’d scored more than a single goal but Fulham have the worst defence in the league and United will provide a very different task.The Red Devils were about 90 seconds away from disaster against Young Boys before Marouane Fellaini’s injury-time winner sent his side into the last 16 of the Champions League, but they had dominated the game and anything less than three points would have been unfair. United’s expected goals tally was 1.5 to just 0.6 for Young Boys according to the statistician Michael Caley and victory would have been more straightforward had Rashford not slipped in front of goal and Fellaini blasted over from point-blank range.A 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace last weekend was an uninspiring display but it’s important to remember that United’s performances have been improving recently; Before their defeat at Manchester City, they’d won 2-1 at Juventus and Bournemouth, coming within seconds of taking a 2-1 win at Chelsea to boot.Southampton v Man UtdPremier League17:30 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches*)DEC 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 0-0 SouthamptonSEP 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Southampton 0-1 Manchester UnitedMAY 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Southampton 0-0 Manchester UnitedFEB 2017 EFL CUP Manchester United 3-2 SouthamptonAUG 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 2-0 SouthamptonJAN 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 0-1 SouthamptonSEP 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Southampton 2-3 Manchester UnitedJAN 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United 0-1 SouthamptonDEC 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Southampton 1-2 Manchester UnitedMAY 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Southampton 1-1 Manchester UnitedFour of Man Utd’s last five Premier League away goals have been scored by Anthony Martial and the Frenchman’s pace and clinical finishing have been a bright spot in what has sometimes been a bleak landscape. United would much prefer to be closer to City than 14 points but they’re 13 points ahead of Southampton and they should be good enough to take three points here.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK MAN U 5 points at 20/21 with starsports.betlast_img read more

Homeland Securitys Bersin to speak at Rices Baker Institute Aug 24 about

first_imgAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.edu713-348-6327Jeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775Homeland Security’s Bersin to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 24 about North American border issuesHOUSTON – (Aug. 16, 2016) – Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for international affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Aug. 24 about the progress and remaining challenges in the cross-border regions of the United States, Mexico and Canada and provide a vision for the future.ALAN BERSINHosted by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.Who: Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for international affairs and chief diplomatic officer in the Office of Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, Bersin served as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection from 2010 to 2011.Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Mexico Center, will give welcoming remarks.What: A presentation titled “Integrating North America: Building a Modern, Efficient and Flexible Border.”When: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6-7:30 p.m. (A reception begins at 5:30.)Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.The public must register to attend this event at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1801.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Baker Institute Mexico Center via Twitter @BakerMexicoCtr.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.last_img read more

Cambridge Judge Empowers Women to Become Rising Leaders

first_imgCambridge Judge Empowers Women to Become Rising Leaders About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo regions: London Sucheta Nadkarni, the Sinyi Chaired Professor of Chinese Management and Head of the Strategy & International Business group at Cambridge JudgeSmaranda Gosa-Mensing, the European Head of Talent for McKinsey’s New VenturesCath Bishop, the Chair of Cambridge University’s Women’s Boat Club Currently, only 26 women serve as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies—roughly 5 percent—and only one in six board members are women (17 percent). While the numbers are up from twelve years ago when there were no women CEOs and only 10 percent of board members were women, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Judge Business School is among the MBA programs working to further bridge the gap with its Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme.Cambridge Rising Women Leaders ProgrammeThe program, scheduled for March 23-24, 2017, will welcome high-potential women in junior and mid-level managerial positions from around the world to the University of Cambridge Judge School of Business. Over the two-day event, participants will interact with senior Cambridge faculty, exchange ideas with their peers and hear personal leadership stories from an impressive panel of guest speakers and Cambridge faculty including: Be authentic. Be unique.Invest in yourself.Seek out mentors.Proactively take on challenging tasks.Be persistent, but learn to say no.center_img The program will be focus on four core themes: Self Awareness, Strength Building, Shared Experiences and Continued Learning. Within those themes, topics will include career strategies, negotiation skills, female leadership advantage, team building and more.The content of the Rising Women Leaders Programme will be evidence-based, developed by senior Cambridge faculty and top executives in leading corporate and public sector organizations. Its goal is to balance research and best practice for a lively discussion and debate between participants.In preparation for this event, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management Sucheta Nadkarni, the Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme Academic Director, Professorial Fellow at Newnham College, and Head of the Strategy & International Business subject group, wrote an article titled The Top Five Lessons from Female Leaders: Women in Leadership. Nadkarni proposes a shift in focus from why women ‘fail’ to make it to the top to ‘what can women do to succeed?’ She interviewed 47 of the most successful women in the financial sector from 12 different countries and identified five lessons: To get more insight into the event and the importance that women play in business leadership, we spoke with Professor Nadkarni.What makes you especially encouraged by/optimistic about women in business in 2017? There are many reasons to be optimistic about the progress of women in business. The talent pool of women in junior managerial positions has risen significantly over the past few years with the gender representation being increasingly balanced among MBA graduates. This is the first and important step in addressing the issue of “female pipeline” leading up to senior leadership positions. For example, at the Judge Business School, we have admitted 33 percent women this year into our MBA.There are also proactive efforts by shareholders and investment groups in promoting gender diversity in publicly listed companies, and the evidence of the importance of gender diversity for higher firm performance and reputation is mounting. There is also increasing collaboration and convergence across diverse stakeholders such as universities, corporations, and governments in tackling this issue globally. For example, the recent requirement for publicly listed companies to transparently reporting compensation of executives is a great step towards achieving gender-pay equity. Overall, these are all conducive factors that are likely to create a solid foundation for creating greater opportunities for women in senior leadership positions in the coming years.Where do you think the most work remains to be done?The most work needs to be done in developing the pipeline of qualified women who are ready to take on senior leadership positions. The talent pool in entry-level managerial positions is now quite balanced in many industries. But somehow there is huge attrition as we move higher up in the hierarchy. Organizations need to invest significantly in both recruitment and retention of female talent. This requires creating a culture of inclusiveness when it comes to sponsorships, visibility and investment in retaining existing talent through growth opportunities and training.Companies also need to engage in broader searches beyond the usual closed networks to ensure that the pool of candidates considered is diverse. Universities need to partner with corporations to develop industry- and profession-specific strength-building workshops to improve balanced representation in gendered industries. At Judge, we have partnered with the capital group and Microsoft to develop such workshops for our female students interested in the male-dominated industries of investment banking and high-tech. Such partnerships will further strengthen the talent pool and address the issue of pipeline.Why is it so vitally important that women rise to the occasion and become the leaders they are meant to be?It is very important for women to overcome the challenges and get into senior leadership positions because they are powerful role models for other junior women entering the workforce. Having more women in top positions is a strong motivator for junior and middle-level women to aspire to reach leadership positions as well. Women also create unique value for the firms they lead. Therefore, being in senior positions gives them a voice to change status quo and make a difference more broadly in terms of the vision, culture, and strategies of the companies they lead. So having more women reaching the top has the potential to create a virtuous cycle of achieving a balanced workforce at different levels.What do you like most about the Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme?One of the things that I like the most about the Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme is the integration of rigorous research and rich practical experience. We have a great team of academic and executive instructors who bring a wealth of research and practical experience to provide participants the best of both the worlds. We have received overwhelming support from successful male and female leaders who have committed the time to share their personal stories and tips with the participants. We believe that this partnership of academic and practice will create key takeaways for participants in designing a long-term career plan for executive positions. Last Updated Mar 10, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedTop MBA Programs Gain Ground for Gender ParityThe Forté Foundation today released its annual women’s enrollment report for full-time MBA programs at its member schools, which include many of the top business schools in the United States and abroad. This fall, women’s MBA enrollment climbed to a global average of 37.4 percent, up 4 percent over 2013 figures, when…December 1, 2017In “Featured Home”Forté Foundation Power Pitch Competition WinnerWomen-led businesses were once relatively rare, but that is no longer the case. According to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, women make up 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in the United States: a nearly 30 percent increase from 2007. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that women entrepreneurs get the…July 12, 2017In “Advice”Cambridge Judge Sees Seven Point Jump in Female MBA EnrollmentThis post has been republished in its entirety from original source clearadmit.com. More women than ever—37 percent—make up the newest MBA class at Cambridge’s Judge School of Business, which arrived on campus last week. “While most schools have also seen an increase in the percentage of women students, this is a big…September 30, 2015In “Featured Home”last_img read more

Building Stanford GSB Entrepreneurship

first_imgAccording to GSB, 14 percent of the MBA class participated in ESP last year, and 68 percent of companies who applied to host an intern were matched with an intern. regions: San Francisco What are some additional resources and programs available to budding entrepreneurs?Stanford is home to the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies — a place that, according to the GSB, is “building a dynamic global community of entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are changing the world.”CES aims to make entrepreneurship easy and help graduate business students understand the myriad of issues facing entrepreneurs and startup companies. CES acts on this mission in a number of ways including:Researching Entrepreneurship: CES promotes research that advances entrepreneurial thinking. You can read a number of academic journal articles based on CES-supported research projects and other entrepreneurial research and insights from Stanford GSB faculty here.Teaching Entrepreneurship: CES supports the creation and operation of courses on a wide variety of topics, including entrepreneurship, innovation, and early-stage investing and develops curricula and experiential learning opportunities for both MBA and MSx students interested in exploring an entrepreneurial career path.Student Programs: CES supports students through experiential courses and programs, such as the Stanford Venture Studio and Startup Garage. Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini Building Stanford GSB Entrepreneurshipcenter_img Meanwhile, the Startup Garage is a hands-on, project-based course where students design and test new business concepts that address real-world needs, and learn to apply the concepts of design thinking, engineering, finance and business organizational skills. According to the GSB, the course is perfect for developing startups in the for-profit and nonprofit spaces. The experience is even beneficial for those who don’t end up starting up their own venture.Lastly, Stanford offers an Entrepreneurial Summer Program (ESP) to students. This experiential learning opportunity allows students to try they hand at solving the biggest challenges faced by early stage companies. ESP comprises:An 8-to-10-week summer internship with an early-stage companyMentorship from an experienced individual at the companyA community of ESP peersProgramming provided by the CESA matching living allowance for companies with financial need RelatedTop MBA Programs for Producing Founders: 2017-2018 ReportRecently, PitchBook released its latest 2017-2018 Top 50 Universities Report. The ranking focused on those universities that produced the “ultimate building blocks of the venture industry: founders.” This ranking is vastly different from rankings of top schools for entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, and Entrepreneur Magazine, all of which focus on…September 15, 2017In “Featured Home”Financial Times Ranks the Top MBAs for EntrepreneursLeading entrepreneurs in the business world today can often be seen as trailblazers, standing strong and independent in an often cutthroat world. What isn’t seen as often is the kind of support—whether financial capital or mentorships—that can help get an idea off the ground. In recent years, business schools and…July 9, 2018In “Featured Home”After Extensive Search, Stanford GSB Names New Assistant Dean of AdmissionsThe void created last August when long-time Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) MBA admissions czar Derrick Bolton left has been filled. The school announced today that Kirsten Moss has been named the new assistant dean and director of MBA admissions and financial aid. Moss is no stranger to Stanford’s admissions…March 24, 2017In “Featured Home” When it comes to startups, no metro is hotter than San Francisco. With entrepreneurial spirits higher than ever, the Stanford Graduate School of Business—located on the eastern side of Stanford University’s campus in Palo Alto, California—has made a point to offer plenty of coursework and resources to students hoping to pursue a life of entrepreneurship. The school’s proximity to Silicon Valley had help it gain a reputation for its strengths in entrepreneurship and the high-tech industry.Stanford GSB EntrepreneurshipStanford Graduate School of Business was founded in 1925 at the request of future U.S. President and Stanford alumn Herbert Hoover. The school was designed as a west coast alternative to eastern business schools. Today, Stanford only offers a full-time, two-year residential MBA program.In the first year of the full time program, students examine complex managerial issues with the General management Perspective series of courses, including the Critical Analytical Thinking (CAT) seminar, in which students analyze, write about and debate fundamental issues, questions and phenomena that arise in management. During the second year of studies, students can take electives courses to broaden their knowledge in a specific area. Possible elective courses include: Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Leadership, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Operations, Organizational Behavior, Political Economics, Public Management and Strategic Management.Elective courses change based on feedback and demand, but here is a sampling of recent entrepreneurship electives at Stanford GSB:Aligning Start-ups with Their MarketCreate a New Venture: From Idea to LaunchEntrepreneurship and Venture CapitalEntrepreneurship from the Perspectives of WomenThe Startup Garage: Testing and LaunchSocial Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation The Stanford Venture Studio is a learning facility and co-working space for Stanford graduate students who want to learn about designing and creating sustainable, high-impact ventures. According to the GSB, the Studio offers:24/7 access to co-working space at the vibrant NGP CoLab equipped with tools for ideation, prototyping and experimentingWeekly one-to-one advising with founders, venture capitalists, product experts, industry veterans, and faculty from various schoolsOnline and offline forums to facilitate support and collaboration from peers and 900+ Venture Studio alumniParticipation in Demo Day—an opportunity to present your business idea and solicit feedback from top investors and industry professionalsSuite of free resources such as AWS credit, subscription discounts, access to pro-bono legal services and software toolsClose ties with student groups, programs and centers across campus, as well as industry organizations to provide students with relevant connections and networking opportunitieslast_img read more

Sloan Startup Uses Data to OutDesign Bottled Water

first_imgSloan Startup Uses Data to Out-Design Bottled Water Last Updated Aug 4, 2017 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedMIT Talks to Costco CEO About Success, and More – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week, including a visit from the Costco CEO at MIT. How Costco’s Obsession with Culture Drove Success – MIT Sloan Newsroom Costco CEO James Sinegal, along with renowned Costco butcher Todd Miner, stopped by…May 22, 2018In “Boston”Biz Degree Faceoff: MBA vs Master’s in Business AnalyticsBefore you head back to business school to improve your career options in big data, there’s one major question you have to answer, “Do I want an MBA or a Master’s in Business Analytics?” The differences are subtle, but they can make a big difference in your life after graduation. It…August 1, 2016In “Biz Degree Faceoff”Redfin and Blue Apron CFOs Dish at Sloan SummitMIT Sloan recently published an article by Kara Baskin who broke down five crucial lessons Redfin CFO Chris Nielsen, MBA ’96 and Blue Apron CFO Brad Dickerson shared at the MIT Sloan CFO Summit this past week on how to “balance creativity with a strong bottom line.” 1) Understand how…November 25, 2016In “Featured Region” regions: Bostoncenter_img About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer Bottled water is a problem, but how can you “out-design” it? Sean Grundy, Frank Lee and Eliza Becton, a trio of MIT Sloan 2013 alumni, recently earned another round of investment funding for their smart water cooler company Bevi, which uses data to tap into the bottled water market.Bevi’s mission is to disrupt the beverage industry by using smart coolers that hold four separate flavors at a time and “a touchscreen interface to customize each drink, which rewards users with a badge when they have hit a threshold of saving a certain number of bottles.” Each 2×2’ Bevi can “save an average of 30,000 bottles” and in just four brief years, the company has reportedly saved 10 million bottles. The recent MIT Newsroom article from Rebecca Linke explains that Bevi’s “Internet of Things-enabled devices are constantly monitoring use,” sending diagnostic data to service providers who can refill flavors when they run low. This data can also be used to understand “what flavors are popular and track trends based on geography, which it will use to launch future flavors.”So far Bevi has sold 1,000 machines to nearly 400 clients, including Apple, Netflix and Fidelity, where beverage costs have been reduced by as much as 50 percent, according to Lee. With this impressive early start, it’s not surprising that Bevi and Trinity Ventures have managed to raise $16.5 million in Series B funding.Bevi is currently available in the lower 48 and Hong Kong, with “plans to expand into more U.S. markets and Canada soon.” For more information, head to the official Bevi website.last_img read more